annapurna base camp trek in Nepal
Annapurna base camp trek, which begins at 1,090m, climbs to 4,130m at ABC. It is fairly demanding, but is suitable for beginners or adventure trekkers: provided you are reasonably fit and walk slowly up the higher slopes. From Pokhara, a bus will take you to Nayapul from where you will walk, from ridge to river over many ridges, as the trail gradually climbs past villages and terraced farmlands or bird-filled forests of rhododendron, oak, maple and pine. Annapurna sanctuary trekking open high ground is rewarded with outstanding views of high peaks and glaciers in the area. Annapurna region trekking has little chance of suffering from Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) on the up route as the daily stages have been chosen to limit your altitude gain to 300 400m/day above 3000m; and with time to rest afterwards. Accommodation is plentiful and apart from Nepali food, many places offer Tibetan, Continental, Italian and Indian dishes: plus hot showers.Spring and Autumn are the best season to trek, though Mountain Mart Trek-adventure team make it happen for season comfortably.
- Posted by mountainmart from Poland on Sep 30th, 2012